89 Keaton Batmobile

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  1. Neo-uk

    Neo-uk Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be uploading some pics of the work I've been doing on my 29 inch studio replica.
     
  2. Neo-uk

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    To start things off I cut out the machine gun covers.
    The shell thickness was very uneven.

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  3. Vacformedhero

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    Subscribed , interested , is this a fibreglass model? are you adding moving guns ? Any details of this kit origins , thanks for sharing
     
  4. Neo-uk

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    I had to thin out the inside area of the gun covers and make a ledge for the new ones to sit on.

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  5. Neo-uk

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    Next job was to get some new gun covers made.
    I opted to go for laser cut ones as some of the corners are pretty tight.
    Once they were done I sliced the front in two so I could trap the mesh between the layers.
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  6. BTTFSpencer

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    Very good work. I am doing something very similar to what you have done in that I am cutting open my gun doors as well to replace them with new parts. My edge strip is a little bit thinner than yours, I tried to match the 1:1 car on that detail, even though it doesn't really matter.

    I'm hoping somebody makes a perfect 3D printed set of engine grilles, that'll encourage me to get into my build again. :D

    Would you be willing to make an extra set of laser cut gun doors? I think those look great! I'd love to add them to my build.
     
  7. Neo-uk

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    The finished gun covers.
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  8. rbeach84

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    Sweet! Nice work...
    Regards, Robert
     
  9. Neo-uk

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    I got the pipework on the sides 3D printed. It came out very detailed but still needed a fair bit of clean up.

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    So I decided to split it up and work on the parts separately then take molds of the re-work bits.

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  10. rbeach84

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    This seems to be a fabrication paradigm that is coming up more & more: 3D print, then use as masters for casting.
    Way cool.
    R/ Robert
     
  11. Vacformedhero

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    Did you get any further on this cool project
     
  12. fortunatefish888

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    Who helped you with the 3d printed work? Do you recommend that person?
     
  13. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, this is the best contemporary Batmobile design so I am loving this, and I have to say, those 3D printed bits look dead sexy.
     
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  14. Neo-uk

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    There's a chap 5 mins up the road from me. He's been a great help with quite a few things model related.
    I'll see if he wants to be known, then let you know.
     
  15. Neo-uk

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    Here's a very late update,
    Next I tackled the vents just behind the front intake.

    There was just a hint of engraved detail there before, so that had to go.

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    Then reconstruct with appropriately curved sheet plastic.

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    And........sit back and relax.
     

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  16. Neo-uk

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    Made these parts for the rear of the car.
    What a pain in the * they were.

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  17. BTTFSpencer

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    *. I need all of these parts.
     
  18. youngtiger1

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    May I ask, where did you use to capture the detail of the lug nuts? TIA

    Mike
     
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  20. Neo-uk

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    Petrol caps next..

    Take a couple of these,


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    ...a few minutes in the lathe and the addition of some carved sheet plastic

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  21. Neo-uk

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    Next on the to-do list was some parts of the side detail bits.
    I tried to 3d print these but they came out shockingly bad ,

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    So I decided to build them myself,

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  22. BTTFSpencer

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    I am so jealous. :D
     
  23. Rats

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    Amazing work, love all the details!
     
  24. Neo-uk

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    Anyone on here want to tackle the dashboard in CAD ?
     
  25. Elvis

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    looks like the PLA used for printing wasn't hot enough, try increasing the temp by 5 degrees and see if that helps, amazing work btw.
     
  26. BTTFSpencer

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    A full interior would be so difficult to get right. I think I will tint my windshield, plus I don't want to chop my canopy up because it's a 1st gen production made casting.

    Truth be told I don't think I'll ever finish it. How is yours going?
     
  27. Neo-uk

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    I not got much further, other than 3D printing the wheels and rebuilding the seats. I get some pictures up
     

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